Job Opportunities

 

Three RLS members standing in front of Johnston Hall

Join Our Team! 

Each year, Residence Life at the University of Guelph employs over 150 students across campus in a variety of exciting roles. You could be one of them! We have roles that are required to live in residence as well as some roles that are not required to live in residence. Working on Residence Life Staff (RLS) can provide you with a wealth of opportunities to learn and grow outside of the classroom.  Working as a student leader provides you with opportunities to enhance your leadership, communication, teamwork and conflict resolution skills.

If you have questions, please contact us at residencelife@uoguelph.ca

 Hiring for the 2024-2025 Academic Year - Now Open for Live-In Staff Positions!

  • Are you interested in being a student leader in Residence for the Fall 2024 - Winter 2025 academic year? There are both live-in and off-campus roles available. See below for more information about all of the positions!
  • We'll be holding an information night on Tuesday, November 21st from 8:00-9:00pm in the Eccles Centre (Maritime Hall). There is an exterior entrance off of South Ring Road. This space is accessible by elevator.

Our hiring process for roles that live on campus is open as of November 24th 2023 and will close on January 10th 2024 at 12:00 pm (noon). See table below for a link to apply!

Applications roles that live off campus will open in mid-February 2024 and close in early March 2024. Check back on this page for updates. If you would like to be notified when these applications open, please leave your contact information on this survey: https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8oWKaBqtUTcUf66

 Hiring for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

We do not currently have any openings for the current 2023-24 year. If you are interested in being contacted if applications re-open for any of our roles, you may fill out the following survey with your contact information: https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dm9pDoXld4MVrdI

Residence Life Staff Positions - Who Can Apply?

  • You can apply if you are a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Guelph and in good standing (i.e. no significant residence or campus conduct history).
  • You need a minimum cumulative and semester average of 65% (or 70% if applying for Cluster Leader or Senior Academic Programmer roles). 
  • Please read job description for a full outline of responsibilities

 For senior-level positions such as Senior RA, Community Assistant, Senior Academic Programmer, and Duty Staff-Lead Hand we also welcome new applicants with (significant) leadership experience to apply. ​

  • *Note on remuneration for returning RLS members in salaried positions: if you are returning to the same position (RA to RA, CL to CL, CA to CA, etc) then you will receive an additional $50/month for every year (two 4 month terms) you’ve been in the role (up to a maximum of 3 years).  This equates to an additional $200 (1st year returning) or $400 (2nd year returning) per semester. If you are moving positions (DS to RA, CL to DS, RA to CL, etc) then you receive the base compensation for that position. 

Residence Life Staff Positions – Required to Live In Residence
Roles for New or Returning Staff

Position
(Click Title to view Job Description)

Short Description

Minimum Cumulative and Semesterly Academic Average Required

 Remuneration*
(see above note on remuneration for returning RLS)

Also note: the below amounts are under review for 2024-25;
final amounts to be confirmed in Summer 2024

Application

Residence Assistant (RA)
2024-2025

 • Supports a community of students in their residence area
• Leader & role model for residence students
 • Plans & facilitates events & programs for residents
 • Completes overnight on-call shifts

Required to live in Residence
~100 positions available

65%

$4,676.88/semester
plus RLS Meal Stipend;

Standardized RLS Single Room Rate

Click to access the Application!
 

Applications Open as of November 24th, 2023

Closing date: January 10th, 2024, 12:00 pm (noon) EST
 

Cluster Leader (CL)
2024-2025

 • Supports a community of students in their residence area, with a focus on academic skills and resources
 • Leader & role model for residence students
 • Plans & facilitates academic events & academic programs for residents
 • Staffs Academic Drop-in Centres

A variety of academic clusters will be available

Required to live in residence. 

~20 positions available

70%

$3,297.21 /semester
plus RLS Meal Stipend;

​Standardized RLS Single Room Rate

Click to access the Application!

Applications Open as of November 24th, 2023

Closing date: January 10th, 2024, 12:00 pm (noon) EST

Residence Assistant - Living Learning Communities (RA-LLC)
2024-2025

RA-LLC - Indigenous House
2024-2025

 

Completes same job expectations as Residence Assistants,
plus provides themed programming to students in our Living-Learning Communities. Available Living Learning Communities may include:
Arts House
Eco House
French House
Indigenous House (note specific job description for this community)
International House

Required to live in residence. 
~5 positions available

65%

$5,341.23/semester
plus RLS Meal Stipend;

​Standardized RLS Single Room Rate

Click to access the Application!

Applications Open as of November 24th, 2023

Closing date: January 10th, 2024, 12:00 pm (noon) EST

 

     

 

Community Life Facilitator

Aids in the transition of upper year and mature students in residence.

Required to live in West Residence/Family Housing. ~4 positions available

 

$3,140.20/semester plus

hourly wage for office administration hours

Not currently hiring; is recruited from residents of Family Housing/West Residence

Residence Assistant Designates (RAD)

RADs may be called upon to fill Residence Assistant vacancies if available. 
 

65%

N/A

Residence Assistant Designates are selected from the Residence Assistant applicant pool

Residence Life Staff Positions – Required to Live In Residence
Roles for Returning Staff*

*also available to applicants with significant outside leadership experience

 

Position
(Click Title to view Job Description)

 

Short Description Minimum Cumulative and Semesterly Academic Average Required  Remuneration*
(see above note on remuneration for returning RLS)

Also note: the below amounts are under review for 2024-25;
final amounts to be confirmed in Summer 2024

Application

Returning Residence Assistant (RA)
2024-2025
• Supports a community of students in their residence area
• Leader & role model for residence students
 • Plans & facilitates events & programs for residents
 • Completes overnight on-call shifts

​Required to live in Residence

65% $4,676.88/semester
plus RLS Meal Stipend;

Standardized RLS Single Room Rate

Click to access the Application!

Applications Open as of November 24th, 2023

Closing date: January 10th, 2024, 12:00 pm (noon) EST

Senior Residence Assistant (Sr. RA)
2024-2025

 

Completes same job expectations as Residence Assistants, plus 
• ​Provides additional leadership & coaching to their building team
• Leads section meetings on their building team
• Prepares Residence Life Staff on call schedule

Required to live in residence.  ~15 positions available.

65%  $5,341.23/semester
plus RLS Meal Stipend;

Standardized RLS Room Rate

Click to access the Application!

Applications Open as of November 24th, 2023

Closing date: January 10th, 2024, 12:00 pm (noon) EST

Community Assistant (CA)
2024-2025

• Provides leadership & coaching to their building team or Living Learning Communities team 
• Facilitates student conduct meetings
• Leads section meetings on their building team
• Prepares Residence Life Staff on-call schedule
• Completes overnight on-call shifts
• Plans and facilitates building-wide programming

Required to live in residence.
  ~ 6 positions available.

65%  $5,772.26/semester
plus RLS Meal Stipend;

Standardized RLS Single Room Rate

Click to access the Application!

Applications Open as of November 24th, 2023

Closing date: January 10th, 2024, 12:00 pm (noon) EST

 

 

 

Residence Life Staff Positions – Not Required to Live on Campus

Position
(Click Title to view Job Description)

 

Short Description

Minimum Cumulative and Semesterly Academic Average Required

 Remuneration*
(see above note on remuneration for returning RLS)

Also note: the below amounts are under review for 2024-25;
final amounts to be confirmed in Summer 2024

Application

Duty Staff (DS)

2024-2025

• Completes overnight on-call shifts, primarily in South Residence

Not required to live in residence. ~20 positions available.

65%

Starts at $16.50/hour

Applications Opening Mid-February 2024 for 2024 - 2025 academic year

Click here to be notified when applications open

Duty Staff Lead Hand
(DS-LH)

2024-2025

• Completes overnight on-call shifts, primarily in South Residence.

Provides additional support and coaching to the Duty Staff team.

Not required to live in residence. 

Returning Staff position; also available to applicants with significant outside leadership experience

1 - 2 positions available.

65%

Starts at $18.00/hour

Applications Opening Mid-February 2024 for 2024-2025 academic year

Click here to be notified when applications open

Programming Office Staff

2024-2025

• Staffs the Residence Programming Office
• Helps support campus-wide events
• Supports other Residence Life Staff members with their programming efforts

Not required to live in residence.  

~5 positions available

65%

$3,297.21/semester

​Applications Opening Mid-February 2024

Click here to be notified when applications open 

Senior Academic Programmer (Sr. AP)
2024-2025

• Provides leadership and coaching for Cluster Leaders
• Staffs Academic Drop-in Centres
• Creates staffing schedule for Academic Drop-In Centres and Exam Centres
• Coordinates Academic Calendars
• Organizes large-scale academic programs

Returning Staff position; also available to applicants with significant outside leadership experience

Not required to live in residence. 
~ 3 positions available.

70%

 $ 5,772.26/semester

Applications Opening Mid-February 2024

Click here to be notified when applications open 

Community Standards Assistant (CSA)
2024-2025

• Provides administrative support to the Residence Behaviour and Wellness Manager in the management of the Residence Community Living Standards (RCLS).
•  Helps process educational sanctions as part of the residence conduct process

Not required to live in residence. ~2 positions available.

65%

Starts at $17.50/hour

Applications Opening Mid-February 2024

Click here to be notified when applications open 

Seminar Facilitator (SF)
2024-2025

Creates and delivers educational seminars as part of the residence conduct process.

Not required to live in residence. ~2 positions available.

65%

Starts at $17.50/hour

Applications Opening Mid-February 2024

Click here to be notified when applications open

 

 

Contact Us!

If you have questions or concerns about our hiring process, contact residencelife@uoguelph.ca